Welcome, I’m Barb Kjer – I am a graduate of the University of West Florida, with my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and have the (ESOL) endorsement. I have also served in the United States Navy and Naval Reserves from 1983 – 2004 then retiring. My passions include: arts and crafts, playing the violin, cooking, spending time with my family, reading and I love learning new things. My goals include staying up on new ways to keep students engaged in learning, promoting a positive and fun learning environment. And most of all I wish to help each student reach their own personal goals and potential. I am very excited to be part of the equation watching children fulfill their dreams and achieve new things ….I believe that children are our future and when they are given the proper tools, instruction, guidance and love, they will flourish and we will all benefit. I am so excited – this is my 9th year teaching at WNIS! Cool Cats are going to explore new paths and encounter many wonderful adventures along the way. I’m excited about where the journey will take us this 2016-2017 School year.